|The Racial Profiling Issue, David Pasztor Texas Observor - 411 Productions|
David Pasztor, managing editor for the Texas Observer, gives his insights on racial profiling, discrimination and police abuse issues at a conference in San Antonio TX in November 2007. .
Keywords: racial_profiling; racism; human_rights; immigrant_detentions; police_abuse; texas_observer
|Rag Radio 02-02-2010 / Talkin' Texas Observer - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-The legendary crusading Texas Observer has been fighting the good fight for 56 years. Publisher Carlton Carl and editor Bob Moser join Thorne Dreyer to discuss the history of the publication and the maverick liberal Texas community it has served through the decades -- and what's ahead for the Observer. Guests: *Bob Moser became editor in October 2008. He was a journalism fellow at Stanford, edited North Carolina's Independent Weekly, and worked with the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligenc...
Keywords: -Texas Observer, Bob Moser, Carlton Carl, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Journalists, Texas Democrats
|Rag Radio 2012-06-08 - Texas Observer Founding Editor Ronnie Dugger - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Brad Buchholz of the Austin American-Statesman called Ronnie Dugger “the godfather of progressive journalism in Texas.” Dugger was the founding editor of The Texas Observer from 1954 to 1961, and later served as the Observer’s publisher, spending more than 40 years with the crusading Texas tabloid. In 1966 he proposed and co-founded the Alliance for Democracy, a national grassroots anti-big-corporate organization...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Ronnie Dugger; Thorne Dreyer; Texas Observer; Lyndon Johnson; journalists
|Rag Radio 2011-01-28 / TX Observer Editor Bob Moser & Poet-Playwright Gregg Barrios - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bob Moser edits The Texas Observer. A native North Carolinian, he edited the award-winning Independent Weekly before being named a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Bob has been a senior writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center and a senior editor at The Nation. He's the author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority. Texas native Gregg Barrios is a playwright and poet who wrote for the Los Angeles Times, was a book editor at the San Antonio Express-News, an editorial page...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bob Moser; Gregg Barrios; Texas Observer; Journalists; Poets; Playwrights; The Rag; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 12-08-2009 / Remembering Molly Ivins w/Bill Minutaglio & Kaye Northcott - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Remembering Molly Ivins with author Bill Minutaglio and journalist Kaye Northcott. Reflections on the great Texas author, newspaper columnist, populist, humorist, and legendary character -- who died recently after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Guests: *Bill Minutaglio, an award-winning journalist and professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of "Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life" with W...
Keywords: -Molly Ivins; Bill Minutaglio; Kaye Northcott; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Journalists; Authors; Texas Observer; The Rag; Texas History; Populists
|Rag Radio 2011-08-26 / Political Analyst Glenn W Smith on Rick Perry and the 'Texas Miracle' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Progressive blogger, author, and political consultant Glenn W. Smith discusses Rick Perry's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination -- with topics ranging from Perry's legendary vanity to the myth of his alleged "Texas Miracle." Smith, a former reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, has covered and worked around Rick Perry since the 1980s. Smith, who created the Dog Canyon website and also blogs at Firedoglake and The Huffington Post, ran Ann Richards' successful campa...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn W Smith; Rick Perry; Republican Primary; Texas Politics; Allan Campbell; Texas Observer; Abby Rapoport; Forrest Wilder
|What's New Interviews Texas Observer - Tracey Schulz|
This week on What's New Radio Show via KOOP Radio, I had the pleasure to interview Jonathan McNamara & Mike Antares from The Texas Observer. We talked about the magazine's history, founding editor Ronnie Dugger, & their fundraising social event with Amy Goodman this week at The White Horse. Feel free to stream/download the whole thing here. Thanks for listening!
Keywords: What's New Radio Show; KOOP Radio; radio; what's new; interview; Jonathan McNamara; Mike Antares; The Texas Observer; magazine's history; founding editor; Ronnie Dugger; fundraising; social event; Amy Goodman; The White Horse; austin; tx; texas
|People United - January 27, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features _Texas Observer_ editor Dave Mann on the role of interpretive forensic science in wrongful convictions in the state of Texas. He spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on November 3, 2011.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Dave Mann; The Texas Observer; The Contrarian; Texas; criminal justice; wrongful convictions; forensic science; interpretive; interpretation; expert witness; indictment; conviction; circumstantial evidence; evidentiary standards; reasonable doubt; The CSI Effect; suicide; homicide; crime scene investigation; gun shot; blood spatter; Warren Horinek; Bonnie Horinek; Tom Bevel; The Innocence Project; current events
|People United - January 18, 2013 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features _Texas Observer_ editor Dave Mann and three of his writers, Melissa del Bosque, Patrick Michels and Forrest Wilder, with their takes on the 83rd Texas Legislature. They spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on January 10, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; community radio; The Texas Observer; 83rd; Texas Legislature; legislative session; 2013; education; immigration; Medicaid; health care; reproductive rights; family planning; abortion; Planned Parenthood; energy; water; environment; renewable; ideology; fiscal; conservatism; Tea Party; Republican; Democrat; partisan; legislation; grassroots; corporate; organizing; lobbying; politics; analysis; current events
|People United - August 5, 2011 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features _Texas Observer_ Interim Editor Dave Mann on wrongful convictions in the Texas criminal justice system, particularly those that have led to a death sentence. He spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on March 3, 2011.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Dave Mann; Texas Observer; Texas; criminal justice; arson; fatalities; murder; evidence; forensics; ballistics; fingerprints; guilt; innocence; exoneration; sentence; sentencing; death penalty; conviction; appeal; Alfredo Guardiola; Anthony Graves; Claude Jones; Cameron Todd Willingham; Ernest Ray Willis; George W Bush; Rick Perry; police lineup; eyewitness procedures; evidentiary standards; reasonable doubt; history; current events
|People United - July 20, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episodes features _Texas Observer_ staff writer Forrest Wilder on the prospects of a solar energy boom in the Lone Star State. He spoke at 5604 Manor in Austin, Texas, on July 8, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; Forrest Wilder; The Texas Observer; Texas; renewable energy; solar; technologies; energy sources; fuel sources; energy market; competitive status; wind; coal; nuclear; natural gas; oil; costs; affordability; regulation; federal subsidies; San Antonio; Austin; Central Texas; solar panel; grid parity; Solar San Antonio; CPS Energy; Meridian Solar; Austin Energy; Texas Legislature; Pulbic Utility Commission; state climate; ideology; pragmatism; energy alternatives; environment; current events
|People United - October 14, 2011 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features _Texas Observer_ investigative reporter Melissa del Bosque on the economic, scientific and ethical questions surrounding the work of the Austin biotech firm ViaGen in cloning livestock. She spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on October 11, 2011.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Melissa del Bosque; Texas Observer; La Linea; ViaGen; John Sperling; biotechnology; biotech; biotech industry; US Food and Drug Administration; FDA; clone; cloning; cloning patents; genes; genetic; embryo; surrogate; livestock; animals; cattle; breeding; offspring; meat; dairy; food supply; Edinburgh; Scotland; Dolly; Dolly patents; European Union; EU; Brazil; ethics; environment; science; scientific studies; farms; family farm; corporate farming; farmers; consumers; health effects; cheap; expensive; expense; costs; financial; inefficiency; efficiency; deformity; deformities; ownership; current events
|People United - October 1, 2010 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features journalists Chris Tomlinson and Robert Jensen in an Austin Indymedia forum about the issues raised by the Afghan War Diary, the WikiLeaks release of internal US documents on the war in Afghanistan. They spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on August 26, 2010.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Austin Indymedia; Chris Tomlinson; Robert Jensen; Ariel Golan; Texas Observer; Third Coast Activist Resource Center; Afghan War Diary; Wikileaks; Julian Assange; The New York Times; The Guardian; Der Spiegel; journalism; news coverage; mainstream media; war; occupation; embedded; embedding; anti-war movement; anti-empire movement; media platform; accountability; public relations; The Pentagon Papers; Daniel Ellsberg; Afghanistan; Vietnam; history; current events
|People United 2013 May 17 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features journalist Brad Tyer on his book Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape. He spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on May 2, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Brad Tyer; Opportunity; Montana; Big Copper Bad Water and the Burial of an American Landscape; The Texas Observer; The Missoula Independent; Clark Fork River; Superfund; Milltown Dam; Missoula; removal; cleanup; restoration; disposal; dumping; smelter; copper; mine; mining; industry; ARCO; Atlantic Richfield Company; Environmental Protection Agency; Clark Fork Coalition; Five Valleys Land Trust; Tracy Stone-Manning; Jon Tester; Max Baucus; Dennis Washington; Envirocon; Bob Tyer; nature; river; canoe; environment; environmental; justice; at risk; community; town; poverty; affluence; wastewater; treatment; father; son; memoir; expose; analysis; narrative; history; current events
|People United - August 3, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features _Guanabee Media_ founding editor Cindy Casares and University of Texas journalism professor Bill Minutaglio, also both columnists at _The Texas Observer_, on the state of the news media in Texas. They spoke at 5604 Manor in Austin, Texas, on June 10, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; Cindy Casares; Bill Minutaglio; news; The Texas Observer; The American Prospect; Guanabee Media; media; journalism; journalist; Texas; New York; ideology; framing; economics; institutions; capitalism; class; systemic; racism; race; minority; minorities; minority communities; communities of color; people of color; black; African American; Hispanic; Latino; Latina; Chicano; Tejano; Mexican American; white; whiteness; demographics; San Antonio; San Antonio Express-News; The Dallas Morning News; The Daily Texan; The Texas Tribune; Texas Monthly; The Austin Bulldog; The Austin Chronicle; mainstream; alternative; corporate; independent; commercial; nonprofit; education; university; major; professional; professionalism; professionalization; hiring; layoffs; contraction; citizen journalism; grassroots initiative; criticism; dialogue; history; current events
|People United - April 8, 2011 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features a conversation broadcast live in the KOOP Studio about government targeting of activists with Will Potter, author of the book _Green Is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement under Siege_; Scott Crow, author of the memoir _ Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective _; retired FBI agent Colleen Rowley; Michael May, who produced the segment "My Way or the FBI Way" for Public Radio International's _This American Life_, and who now ser...
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; Green Is the New Red; Will Potter; Scott Crow; Black Flags and Windmills; Colleen Rowley; FBI; The Federal Bureau of Investigation; Michael May; My Way or the FBI Way; This American Life; Public Radio International; The Texas Observer; Debbie Russell; American Civil Liberties Union; ACLU of Texas; social movments; environmental activism; animal rights; arnarchists; informants; government surveillance; counterterrorism; terrorism; eco-terrorism; vandalism; sabotage; tactics; frame; framing; scapegoating; double standards; anti-abortion violence; white supremacy; religious right; Christian right; corporate interests; Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act; public sector; private sector; J Edgar Hoover; COINTELPRO; Counter Intelligence Program; Church Committee; Frank Church; Bush Administration; John Ashcroft; Justice Department; Obama Administration; September 11th; 9/11; Patriot Act; First Amendment; Republican National Convention; Brandon Darby; Brad Crowder; Bradley Crowder; David McKay; David McKay Trial; history; current events
|People United - November 2, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features Patrick Michels of _The Texas Observer_ and Angela Valenzuela and Patricia Lopez of the Texas Center for Education Policy on high-stakes testing in Texas public schools. They spoke at 5604 Manor in Austin, Texas, on August 12, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Patrick Michels; The Texas Observer; Angela Valenzuela; Patricia Lopez; Texas Center for Education Policy; University of Texas at Austin; high-stakes testing; Texas; State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness; STAAR; Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills; TAKS; Texas Assessment of Academic Skills; TAAS; Texas State Legislature; legislative session; No Child Left Behind; George W Bush; public schools; public education; public sector; private sector; private contractors; corporate interests; education reform; accountability; framing; ideology; whiteness; people of color; minorities; blacks; African Americans; Hispanics; Latinos; civil rights; race; class; income; rich; poor; students; school districts; litigation; lobbying; activism; social justice; racial justice; economic justice; education policy; public policy; history; current events
|People United - March 23, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features a conversation broadcast live in the KOOP Studio about public education in the Lone Star State with Abby Rapoport, a staff writer at _The American Prospect_, and Patrick Michels, a reporter at _The Texas Observer_.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Abby Rapoport; The American Prospect; Patrick Michels; The Texas Observer; Snake Oil; Texas; legislative session; budget cuts; public education; private sector; fiscal conservatism; school districts; charter schools; school choice; framing; public funding; private funding; accountability; job protection; regulation; foundations; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Walton Family Foundation; South by Southwest Edu; SXSWedu; Save Texas Schools; Arne Duncan; Department of Education; No Child Left Behind; think tanks; policy institutes; Texas Public Policy Foundation; Americans for Prosperity; for-profit contractors; Pearson; standardized testing; merit pay; measures of performance; educaton reform; free market; neoliberalism; liberal concerns; socio-economic conditions; teachers; unions; bipartisan consensus; exceptions; tax proposals; Edmund G Brown Jr; Jerry Brown; California; Martin O'Malley; Maryland; current events
|People United - November 9, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features a conversation broadcast live in the KOOP Studio about the November 2012 election results with Ken Martin of _The Austin Bulldog_, Forrest Wilder of _The Texas Observer_ and _Abby Rapoport of _The American Prospect_.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Ken Martin; The Austin Bulldog; Abby Rapoport; The American Prospect; Forrest Wilder; The Texas Observer; analysis; elections; election results; local; statewide; Texas; Lone Star State; nationwide; national; United States; Austin City Council; at-large; districting; districting plans; 10-1 plan; Proposition 3; 8-2-1 plan; Proposition 4; gerrymandering; independent review; political influence; Department of Justice; Voting Rights Act; civil rights; voting rights; voter ID law; voter suppression; election administration; partisan; nonpartisan; voter education; Wisconsin; Ohio; Florida; Arkansas; Maine; Minnesota; Montana; New Hampshire; Washington; Missouri; Claire McCaskill; Texas State Legislature; Texas State House; Texas State Senate; US Senate; Ted Cruz; David Dewhurst; Dan Patrick; Tea Party; Republican; Democratic; race; minorities; people of color; students; elderly; demographics; turnout; organizing; democracy; current events
|People United- April 20, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features a conversation broadcast live in the KOOP Studio about women's rights and women's health with Sarah Wheat of Planned Parenthood and Susan Haney and Lois McGee of Unite Against the War on Women, which is sponsoring a rally at the Texas Capitol on April 28, 2012.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; community radio; Sarah Wheat; Planned Parenthood; Texas Capital Region; Susan Haney; Lois McGee; Unite Against the War on Women; Texas; women's rights; women's health; reproductive rights; reproductive access; birth control; Women's Health Program; state legislation; state legislatures; Texas legislature; 2011 Texas legislative session; Virginia; Arizona; United States; US Congress; partisan; bipartisan; nonpartisan; Equal Rights Amendment; Betty Ford; women's movement; women's liberation; feminism; Texas Observer; Carolyn Jones; abortion; sonogram requirements; Culture War; framing; Slate; David Weigel; Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Reince Priebus; caterpillars; Ann Romney; Mitt Romney; Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; women; gays; LGBT; blacks; civil rights; social justice; social movements; socio-economic shifts; wartime; postwar; mobilization; history; current events
|People United - November 18, 2011 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features _Texas Observer_ staff writer Forrest Wilder on the denial of global climate change and its consequences in the Lone Star State. He spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on April 14, 2011.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Forrest Wilder; Texas Observer; Texas; Gulf Coast; Texas coast; Gulf of Mexico; United States; the world; global community; global climate change; global warning; drought; wild fires; weather event; weather patterns; rain fall; water supply; ground water; beach erosion; coast line; sea level; green house gas; carbon emission; carbon footprint; atmosphere; science; climate skeptic; denial; denier; scientist; scientific community; scientific consensus; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; IPCC; Clean Air Act; Environmental Protection Agency; EPA; Keystone XL Pipeline; Barack Obama; George W Bush; White House; Washington; Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; TCEQ; Texas State Capitol; Rick Perry; Governor; Greg Abbott; State Attorney General; State Legislature; US Congress; bipartisan; partisan; Republicans; Democrats; independents; political polarization; ideological divide; framing; polling; regulation; deregulation; enforcement; state; federal; current events
|People United - August 26, 2011 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features a conversation broadcast live in the KOOP Studio with _Texas Observer_ contributors Abby Rapoport and Forrest Wilder about the presidential candidacy of Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Texas Observer; Abby Rapoport; Forrest Wilder; Rick Perry; political races; Texas; statewide; national; Democrats; Republican; primaries; Agricultural Commissioner; Lieutenant Governor; Governor; President; White House; Federal Reserve; Ben Bernanke; Tea Party; Ron Paul; George W Bush; Karl Rove; Dave Carney; political ambition; presidential aspirations; swing voters; core constituencies; religious right; Christian right; James Leininger; theocratic historiography; David Barton; Barack Obama; Joe Biden; John McCain; Sarah Palin; economy; incumbency; challenger; establishment; public health; health mandate; HPV vaccine; Garbisol; Merck; sexual health; punitive narrative; Texas State Board of Education; New Apostolic Reformation Movement; The Response; prayer rally; redemption rally; John Hagee; Alice Patterson; government spending; government jobs; education; schools; budget; budget cuts; school districts; Lone Star State; United States; politics
|People United - January 13, 2012 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features a discussion broadcast live in the KOOP Studio with Abby Rapoport, now a staff writer for _The American Prospect_, and Forrest Wilder, still a staff writer for _The Texas Observer_, on the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, providing an advance postmortem on Texas Governor Rick Perry's ill-fated candidacy, considering the comparative resiliency of another Texan still running, and looking at the party's field of candidates overall.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Abby Rapoport; The American Prospect; Forrest Wilder; The Texas Observer; 2012 Republican presidential race; 2012 Republican primary season; 2012 presidential election; campaign strategies; political analysis; postmortem analysis; Rick Perry; Dave Carney; Kay Bailey Hutchinson; Bill White; Ron Paul; Rick Santorum; Newt Gingrich; Herman Cain; Michelle Bachmann; Mitt Romney; Barack Obama; John McCain; Iraq; Afghanistan; Iowa caucus; New Hampshire primary; South Carolina primary; The Response; Texas politicians; Texas politics; national politics; national following; conservative; social conservative; libertarian; constituencies; religious right; evangelicals; pragmatism; ideology; framing; party establishment; Republican establishment; political firewall; campaign spending; Super PACs; political action committees; nomination process; nominating process; Tea Party; Occupy Wall Street; Occupy movement; electoral politics; United States; current events
|People United 2014-09-05 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United presents coverage of "State of Denial: Where Marriage Equality Stands in Texas," a panel inspired by a photographic essay from the July 2014 Texas Observer about same-sex couples legally married outside the state but living inside. The panelists include the original article's author, Jo Ann Santangelo, and one of her featured couples, Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman, married with a child and challenging Texas's same-sex marriage ban in federal...
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; State of Denial; Where Marriage Equality Stands in Texas; Jo Ann Santangelo; The Texas Observer; Nicole Dimetman; Nicole De Leon; Cleopatra De Leon; Cleo De Leon; Lauren Zurbrügg; Equality Texas; Elizabeth Brenner; Liz Brenner; Austin LGBT Bar Association; Reverend Margaret Walker; Monica Warn; Jen Reel; Edith Windsor; Edie Windsor; Thea Spyer; Chuck Smith; Martin L C Feldman; Martin Feldman; same sex; couple; marriage equality; gay rights; LGBT; lesbian; gay; bisexual; transgender; federal; lawsuit; court; case; ruling; Fifth Circuit; Defense of Marriage Act; Supreme Court; United States v Windsor; United States; Louisiana; Mississippi; Texas; legislature; legislation; bill; law; adoption; birth certificate; second parent; discrimination; employment; consent; reparative therapy; Republican; Tea Party; Christian right; religious right; religion; theology; interpretation; pluralism; faith; freedom; family; urban; rural; North; South; sexual orientation; gender identity; equal protection; social acceptance; social justice; struggle; history; current events
|People United 2013 May 03 - Allan Campbell|
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features an update on the 83rd Texas Legislature from six contributors to The Texas Observer, editor Dave Mann, reporter Patrick Michels, staff writer Forrest Wilder, and interns Beth Cortez-Neavel, Liz Farmer and Olivia Messer. They spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on April 15, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; 83rd; Texas; Legislature; 2013; bills; legislation; legislative; regular; special; session; State; House; Senate; The Texas Observer; Dave Mann; Patrick Michels; Forrest Wilder; Beth Cortez-Neavel; Liz Farmer; Olivia Messer; 2010; 2011; 2012; statewide; county; district; districting; redistricting; gerrymander; election; budget; deficit; cuts; funding; restore; supplemental; disabilities; learning; education; school; enrollment; finance; lawsuit; charter; graduation; requirements; discipline; zero tolerance; child; children; youth; juvenile; solitary confinement; criminal justice; testing; accountability; STAAR; University of Texas; Regents; family planning; abortion; clinic; primary care; health; human services; drug testing; eligibility; benefits; unemployment; Christian right; religious right; liberal; conservative; Tea Party; Republican; Democrat; Democratic; party; primary; House Bill; Senate Bill; HB 11; HB11; HB 1076; HB1076; SB 1611; SB1611; Michael Morton Act; gun bill; water bill; water plan; House Natural Resources; Beaumont; East Texas; Rainy Day Fund; Economic Stabilization Fund; State Water Implementation Fund; Texas Water Development Board; conservation projects; point of order; National Mortgage Settlement; affordable housing; parks; general fund; State Comptroller; certified; balanced budget; regulation; deregulation; rule of capture; business community; immigration reform; equality; rights; gay; homosexual; conduct; LGBT; discrimination; student; group; marriage; civil union; domestic partners; Citizens United; Texas Ethics Commission; campaign finance; financial; transparency; disclosure; bag ban; backlash; local control; framing; ideology; Greg Abbott; Jimmie Don Aycock; Giovanni Capriglione; John Carona; Susan Combs; Wendy Davis; Bob Deuell; Matt Krause; Jane Nelson; Dan Patrick; Bob Perry; Rick Perry; Jim Pitts; Alan Ritter; Eddie Rodriguez; David Simpson; Drew Springer; Steve Toth; Kirk Watson; Tommy Williams; governor; gubernatorial; president; presidential; run; race; campaign; Battleground Texas; red; blue; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Alabama; James Carville; Barack Obama; demographics; minority; minorities; Latin; Latino; Hispanic; voter; voting; turnout; politics; policy; debate; current events